Music lovers, I received the following from the Virginia Chamber Orchestra.
Contact: Ann Sica
Web site: www.virginiachamberorchestra.org
WHAT: Concert by pianist Brian Ganz
To benefit Virginia Chamber Orchestra
WHEN: Friday, January 12, 2018
7:00 PM Wine and hors d’oeuvres
8:00 PM Concert
WHERE: Home of Elizabeth and Jan Lodal
6026 Chesterbrook Road
FEATURE: Hidden Gems and Time-Honored Masterpieces by Chopin
TICKETS: In advance: adults and seniors $75; at door, $100
Advance discounted purchase online via credit card or Pay Pal at
Additional information is available at www.virginiachamberorchestra.org
Pianist Brian Ganz To Present Solo Recital January 12th
Program Benefits Virginia Chamber Orchestra
Stellar keyboard artist Brian Ganz will perform a program featuring “Hidden Gems and Time-Honored Masterpieces,” by Chopin, a benefit for the Virginia Chamber Orchestra (VCO), at 8 PM on Friday, January 12, 2018. Mr. Ganz will provide interesting commentary about the musical works. A novel addition to the traditional program will be the opportunity for audience members to make several requests
The venue will be the home Elizabeth and Jan Lodal at 6026 Chesterbrook Road in McLean, Virginia. Guests will gather beginning at 7PM for wine and hors d’ouevres.
Advance discounted tickets at $75 may be purchased online via credit card or Pay Pal
at www.virginiachamberorchestra.org To receive an invitation, contact Ann Sica:
Widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Brian Ganz is a great favorite of audiences in the metropolitan Washington area. His annual recitals at the Strathmore Music Center attract large and enthusiastic audiences. A Washington Post critic has written: “There has never been any doubt that Brian Ganz is a good pianist—last night’s recital at the Kennedy Center offered strong evidence that he is a great one.”
Brian Ganz was winner of one of two First Grand Prizes awarded in the 1989 Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris, That same year he won a Beethoven Fellowship awarded by the American Pianists Association, and in 1991 he was a silver medalist with third prize in the Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Piano Competition.
Mr. Ganz has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic (of Russia), the Baltimore Symphony, the National Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Memphis Symphony, the City of London Sinfonia, L’Orchestre Lamoureux, and L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, as well as the Virginia Chamber Orchestra.
The Virginia Chamber Orchestra (VCO) is unique among northern-Virginia based orchestras in having engaged only fully professional musicians, paying them full union scale and benefits, since it was founded in 1970. Brian Ganz first appeared with the VCO
in 2009. A return engagement as concerto soloist is planned for the opening of the orchestra’s[masked] season.
The mission of the VCO is to perform fine music with highest artistic integrity and expand horizons for the broadest possible audience.